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A Single Bird This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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As I lie here in the grass,
And look up to the sky,
My feelings are content,
And I am filled with pride,
To say this is my yard –
The place where I have grown,
And now its theme is autumn,
And nature wants it known.
Some leaves are off the trees,
Other hang by the stem,
A single bird sits on the feeder,
Chirping where it’s been.
The air is cool and clean,
Not harsh yet – like December,
I see my mother in the kitchen,
Trying hard to remember,
Where the heck she put her glasses,
A sure sign she’s getting old,
Which really hurts my heart,
Because her life can’t be put on hold.
Just like the cycle of the season,
We grow and constantly change,
Adjusting to Mother Nature,
Who makes us rearrange.
I’m thinking about next year,
When I am off at school,
Who will watch the yard change?
And what will that single bird do?

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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PrincessSparkleStar said...
Dec. 28, 2011 at 6:48 pm:
I really loved this poem! It reminds me of when I was little. Please look at my poem, too!
 
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midnightsilence said...
Jul. 28, 2011 at 8:15 pm:
This is really rhythmic.  I agree that the line "Because her life can't be put on hold" is a little off, not neccessarilt weak.  I feel like it just breaks the flow of the poem a little bit..Other than that, it's fantastically  beautiful.
 
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Jackson2 said...
May 10, 2011 at 8:50 pm:
Thats awesome! The only thing i see that could be maybe different is "Because her life can't be put on hold." (I know, critisism for something that got into the magazine) but the words feel weak right there. though maybe they have some special significance to you.
 
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annexgrey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 10, 2010 at 7:04 am:

This is great!

I especially love the line about your mother and how her life can't be put on hold. 

 
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naturelover123 said...
Mar. 14, 2010 at 11:14 am:
Cool poem...makes me think about how life constantly changes.
 
Samoa685 replied...
Oct. 22, 2013 at 10:03 pm :
AMAZING WORK!!! LOVE IT!!
 
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